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Joe Scarborough            

Co-Host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" & Former U.S. Congressman

As the face of MSNBCs Morning Joe, former Florida Congressman Joe Scarborough ignites early morning audiences with his no-holds barred political commentary. Pulling from his experience as an influential player in Republican politics, Scarborough leads candid discussions about the important issues facing America each day. As popular on stage as he is on TV, he brings the same energy to his speeches as he does his morning show. With his signature off-the-cuff commentary, he offers a dynamic and fast-paced perspective on the current political and media landscape and the headlines of the day. In 2016, alongside co-host Mika Brzezinski, Scarborough was inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame.

Accolades for Morning Joe. Balanced by his Democratic co-host Mika Brzezinski and flanked by diverse guests, Scarborough navigates the political environment with an insider’s perspective and a no-nonsense attitude. In 2011, he was named to the prestigious “TIME 100” list of the world’s most influential people. In describing his selection, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, “Joe speaks without fear…he puts his country before his Party…That independence makes him a valuable voice in American politics, and it’s what makes Morning Joe such a successful show.”

Scarborough and Brzezinski have been widely applauded for bringing something new and different to morning television. MSNBC said Morning Joe does particularly well among Washington’s power players. GOP consultant Mark McKinnon said, “Morning Joe has become the most influential show in politics. Anyone who is anyone in politics, or cares about politics these days, is plugged into the program. They created a format that is substantive, informative, and entertaining.” Newsweek notes, “One reason for the success of Morning Joe is that Scarborough and his team generate an ideologically unpredictable vibe.” TIME called Morning Joe “revolutionary,” while The New Yorker described it as “appallingly entertaining.” In 2008, the New York Times ranked it the top news show of the year and, in 2010, praised Brzezinski and Scarborough’s natural repartee and off-the-cuff commentary. Morning Joe has also consistently beaten CNN and Headline News in the ratings since 2011.

Congressman Turned Pundit. Scarborough made a name for himself in politics long before he became a nationally-recognizable media force. He was elected to Congress in 1994, the first Republican to do so in Florida since 1872, and he was a part of a small group of Republican congressmen that National Journal said possessed a surprising amount of power. Scarborough served on numerous committees, including the Judiciary; Armed Services; Government Reform and Oversight; Education and the Workforce; and National Security. In 1998, he was named chairman of the Civil Service Committee and drafted a bill on long-term care, which President Clinton called “landmark legislation.” Scarborough retired from Congress in 2001. In 2003, he joined MSNBC as the host of Scarborough Country, a primetime show the San Francisco Chronicle called “must-see TV.”

Best-Selling Author. Scarborough is the two-time New York Times best-selling author of The Right Path: From Ike to Reagan, How Republicans Once Mastered Politics—And Can Again, Rome Wasn’t Burnt in a Day, and The Last Best Hope: Restoring Conservatism and America’s Promise. He also writes a column on politics for The Washington Post and founded the Florida Sun, an award-winning weekly newspaper for which he served as editor and publisher.

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